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What gave Ocasio-Cortez’s platform its power is not just her rhetorical acuity — the fact that she’s frank where others are euphemistic. She’s able to be frank because her ideology is internally consistent and uncompromised by the influence of money — just as others are euphemistic where the truth would upset their donors.
but, when it comes to the voting booth, I just ain't a loyalist
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Lab4Us
I'm a registered democrat, my husband was a register republican, we figured that way, we, as a family unit would have a say in both party's primaries. but, when it comes to the voting booth, I just ain't a loyalist.. I've probably voted for just as many republicans as I have dems... the problem has become as of late, are there anyone on the ballot worth voting for? and well, if the answer seems to be no, I will either just not vote or do a write in if I can.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: pointessa
If people like myself don't fix the problem, who, may I ask, will?
I'm a lifelong, sometimes annoyed, sometimes not, democrat. Have been since I was a supporter of Gary Hart at the state convention.
Though these days, I'm more an independent. One day, the democratic party will come back to me. I didn't leave it, it left me. For me to leave it, would somehow imply that I've been wrong all these years...which is not the case.
...to be quite honest, your OP, especially that video, is somewhat disingenuous. Trying to make it sound like the GOP is the party of the saints, or something...when anyone with eyes to see with, and ears to hear with, can quickly come to other conclusions.
So, no. I'm not leaving.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: PublicOpinion
People like her will end up turning off more people.
I was considered a liberal back in college. I was for free speech, personal liberty and a Government not telling others what to do or how to live. Now those things are considered right wing for some damn reason.
BREAKING: Founder of #WalkAway Campaign Brandon Straka ABUSED by Leftists at NYC Camera Shop
On Thursday, Brandon Straka went into a camera shop to purchase some new supplies when he was abused by leftists working there; they recognized him and refused him service.
Brandon Straka tweeted: I’m shaking right now. I just went into a camera store to buy a camera and a light and mic, etc. and they recognized me from tv. I was refused service because they said it was for “alt right” purposes. That literally just happened.